letter to the elctions assistance commission
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Dear Elections Assistance Commission,
I want to tell you that in this voter's opinion,
postponing the election would be a terrible idea, even
if there had been a terrorist attack on our nation.
Any attempt to stall the election will be widely
perceived as a coup by the incumbent.
The people will think, "Well if they can postpone it
once, why can't they postpone repeatedly? Will they
ever let us vote?"
And as the days, weeks, and months go by the people
will become increasingly bitter and doubt that the
president has any interest in democracy. I hope that
they would be mistaken.
Also, you should remember that if you postpone the
election after January 20 then the incumbent president
and vice president would legally no longer have their
It's been said in the media that the March 11 bombings
in Madrid affected the Spanish election. I think the
media are using faulty reasoning on this. I thought
that the Spanish people voted against the incumbent
government because it had lied to them about the
bombers' identity, but the people didn't vote against
the incumbents simply because of the bombings. I
expect the U.S. government would be more truthful to
us if a terrorist attack happened here again.
I hope that I'm not the only voter to write to you
about this. If I am, then obviously the voters agree
with you. But if many voters agree that the election
should happen on schedule, then the voters' opinion
ought to be respected.
El Paso, Texas